The rapper pointed out Rocky Dawuni as a mentor musicians from Africa could take lead from. Saying, Dawuni’s music connects directly back to Africa. It is the easiest way to winning awards at the most reputable awards schemes in the world.
Rocky Dawuni is the first and only Ghanaian to be nominated for a Grammy award this year. He is up against some of the heavyweights of modern reggae including Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Jah Cure, and Barrington Levy in the “Reggae Album of the Year” category with the acclaimed album, “Branches of The Same Tree”.
Nuru in an interview with DJ Robicon on Bishara FM, hit on the fact that most indigenous African music had become almost extinct due to the emergence of contemporary Western music, which should not be the case.
“We have to show more respect and place some value on our own music. Regardless the genre of music one does, our local music elements can be added on”, the rap gent stated.
“Let’s re-package what we portray now for a larger appeal to give the Ghanaian music industry the much needed boost. I have seen Atongo Zimba, Sherif Ghale, Ayisoba, Rocky Dawuni, Sherifatu Gunu and others sell music from northern Ghana in Europe, Asia, etc. The West yearns for our music, especially music originating from northern Ghana. Traditional authorities and technocrats could join in to help in the re-packaging process”, Nuru added.
Mid this year, Nuru released his debut single, “Mali Zani” ft. Edem. He is set to release his next single, “Born To Win” which features Ruff N Smooth in a couple of days.